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Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer

Our team is raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in memory of David Wehr.

Anyone that knew David would describe him as being a "man's man". You probably would not think of David as being sensitive or emotional. That's why it surprised us how much he enjoyed the Purple Stride events. He loved going to the events and being part of the group of survivors there. David attended four Purple Stride events during his fight with pancreatic cancer and proudly sported the hats and shirts during the rest of the year. We lost David to pancreatic cancer in March 2018 (full obituary below), and we miss him every day. 

Please consider making a donation today to help us reach our fundraising goal in memory of David.


David Donald Wehr, 67, passed away March 12th, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada surrounded by family. David battled pancreatic cancer for almost five years, and he was a fighter to the end.

David was born in Cloquet, Minnesota on September 28th, 1950 to Donald and Marianne Wehr. He attended Cloquet High School and went on to have a successful career as a carpenter. He was the proud owner of Q.W. Marble Construction and was involved in numerous projects such as Grandmas Restaurants, the Sports Garden, Bellisio's, and several houses on Park Point, just to name a few. His masterpiece, however, was his home in Esko that took nearly 20 years to complete. David married the love of his life, Chireen O'Connell on October 4th, 1996. They enjoyed over 20 years of marriage, with one adventure after another, including constructing their dream home. They were able to spend the last few months enjoying retired life in their coach in Phoenix, Arizona.

David was extremely hard working, compassionate, intelligent, and fun. He liked riding his motorcycle, swimming in his pool, reading, traveling, and working. David had a way of making every project he touched a work of art. There is also a rumor that Peach Schnapps made him crazy. However, without a doubt, David's favorite activity was spending time with his family and friends, and he especially adored his grandchildren.

David is survived by his wife, Chireen, and his children and grandchildren.

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